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    Saw this once, might just be the trick your looking for

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimfella View Post
    Saw this once, might just be the trick your looking for

    good info. especially the rinsing in distilled water before drying. Salt water is the worst.

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    Since you weren't able to immediately turn the sound card off, you may have done permanent damage. Always a good idea to carry a spare sound card like the audio 2 DJ in case this happens. The last thing you want to do is keep your electronics going after a spill.

    If drying it doesn't do the trick, you may want to take it apart to the best of your abilities, and rinse it with distilled water. Then, place it between two fans on high and let it dry all day.

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    Assuming you had a liability contract with the club, which you definitely should if you're bringing your own gear within 100 meters of those cesspools, just point to the clause that indicates theyre liable for damage. If you don't have some kind of liability contract, well, there's a lesson to be learned there.

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    this set was a beer disaster waiting to happen. Watch at 14:51 :

    You need to control the air space above your equipment.

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    I agree if you had of unplugged it straight away you might have been able to save it. Most probably the damage has been done. However work out how to open it up and then go to town with a circuit board cleaner (spray) from radio shack and a soft pait brush to get the beer gunk off. Then blow it down with compressed air reassemble and hope she comes back to life. Do not use any means of hair driers and air guns etc etc. You have to get the beer sludge out other wise the components with corrode and then you'll be stuffed. The quicker you crack it open and clean it the better.

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    The tricky part about opening the audio X interfaces is removing the plastic end caps which are glued or double sided taped in place depending on model.

    Use a screw driver to start prying them off, work around the edges. Once they are off you just need to remove all the screws and knob caps.

    Use isopropyl alcahol and a tooth brush to clean the board, keep cleaning until all residue is removed.

    Between washes of iso sometimes washing in distilled water will help.

    Put the PCB in a warm dry cupboard for 24 hours before putting it back together then test it

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